This volume reflects the influence of Chuck Fillmoreas ground-breaking work in the fields of semantics and pragmatics. The papers in the volume pay tribute to his pioneering research into the deepest realms of the nature of ameaninga.TOPIC: The referent of a linguistic expression which, in a given utterance context, a sentence is construed to be about. The definitions of a#39;focusa#39; and a#39;pragmatic assertiona#39; imply that if a sentence evokes no presupposition (as e.g. Ita#39;s raining), anbsp;...
|Title||:||Essays in Semantics and Pragmatics|
|Author||:||Masayoshi Shibatani, Sandra A. Thompson|
|Publisher||:||John Benjamins Publishing - 1996-01-01|